This small to medium-sized agaric has a dull reddish brown cap, creamy white gills and exudes milk.
dry and velvety with a powdery matte texture and never sticky. It is reddish or bay-brown coloured, at first convex with inrolled margin, later flattened or slightly depressed typically with a small central umbo, Gills
first creamy white, later more similarly colored as the cap, sub-decurrent, which means they travel partially down the stem and are fairly crowded. Spores
are off white. Stem
is similarly colored as the cap or more pallid, smooth and tapers off and darkens toward the base. The mushroom has no ring.
Lactarus hepaticus exudes white milk that stains yellow as it dries.
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